Another Mac Pro wireless question


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 8, 2008
Did I just get taken for a ride on eBay?

Bought this and installed in to my Mac Pro 1,1 running SL.

System Profiler states:

Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x89)
Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
Locale: FCC
Country Code: US
Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g
Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
Status: Connected

Where is the 802.11n support?



macrumors 68040
Oct 11, 2006
Minneapolis, MN
That is a pull from a 17"iMac, it may not support wireless N.

The airport installed in my Mac Pro (1.1) needed a firmware update to enable a/b/g/and n. This may or may not be a solution for you.


macrumors member
Oct 2, 2009
South Florida
I have the same Mac Pro you do with An Apple Airport Extreme, unfortunately it does not have Wireless N protocol. It kinda sucks but the Mac Pro is really intended to be wired, i have mine wired with both ethernet ports to my T1000 network.

......Sorry double checked it does support it you need to do as synth3tik has posted just a firmware update my apologizes..
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